Sometimes in Texas, it's so hot that you've gotta take an entire day trip to cool off -- and that's where this giant Hill Country lake comes in handy. Covering multiple cities including Lakeway, Lago Vista, Volente and Spicewood, Lake Travis is the ideal place to make a summer splash!
This is the tallest dam in Texas, towering over 270 feet above the surrounding area. It took six years to build, and was originally built to stop the area from flooding, but lucky for you and me, Lake Travis was created! Stop by to see one of the most scenic dams in the nation!
Mansfield Dam Park
For the best view of the Mansfield dam, head to this nearby park at bottom of the dam. Not only can you see some incredible views, the park also has easy access to the lake!
Hippie Hollow Park
I’ll just come right out and say it, McGregor Park (known to the locals as “Hippie Hollow”) is the only clothing-optional beach in Texas. So while you can have tons of lake fun here, just be prepared to see tons of folks in their birthday suits…
Windy Point at Bob Wentz Park
What sets this Bob Wentz Park (known to the locals as “Windy Point Park”) apart from the many others surrounding Lake Travis is that it’s got a sloping sandy beach that’s perfect for laying out and getting some sun. And if you want to make a splash, SCUBA dive — the locals all love to explore the deep waters because the water is so clear here.
Wake Surfing is an awesome water sport where you’re basically surfing on the waves made by the boat. It’s a beach lovers dream on the lake! The folks at Lone Star Wake Rentals will be happy to show you the ropes and you’ll be crushing the wake in no time!
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
With all this water fun, you’re gonna need to dry off…so why not air dry? At Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, scenic lake overlook meets adventure. You’ll have a blast zipping over the water on the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas — the final zip is half a mile long and reaches speeds of up to 60 mph!
The League is equal parts classy and relaxed. It’s got chef-driven pub grub, local craft beers and each week there is a new insanely delicious burger…what more could you need after a day on the lake?
The Oasis on Lake Travis
At the “Sunset Capital of Texas,” there’s no bad seat in the house — every table has a killer view of the sunset over Lake Travis. Add in amazing Tex-Mex and eclectic copper artworks everywhere, and you’ve got yourself a truly unique experience!